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Dharma Talks
2015-07-24 Mindfulness and Metta With the Hindrances 58:30
  Rebecca Bradshaw
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight Meditation Retreat for 18–32 Year Olds

2015-07-24 Reflection-Awakening Factors-1: Mindfulness – Investigation of states – Energy – Interest/Rapture 55:40
  Akincano Marc Weber
The fire similes (SN 46.53 / S v 112)
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 15 to July 31 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2015-07-24 The Path of Wise Speech 67:15
  Oren J. Sofer
Introduction to practicing with Right Speech and overview of its relevance in spiritual practice. Talk ends with reflections on the triple gem (three refuges) and five precepts.
Barre Center For Buddhist Studies The Path of Wise Speech: Living the Teachings

2015-07-23 Emptiness, Luminosity, Responsiveness 58:40
  Joseph Goldstein
When compassion and emptiness are both present, enlightenment is unavoidable.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Insight Meditation Retreat

2015-07-22 Distortions of Perception, Mind & View 51:17
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Vipallasa Sutta: Understanding perception and the ways in which we have errors in understanding of the three characteristics (anicca, anatta, dukkha) and asubha that keep us spinning in delusion. Doggies and empty boats.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Insight Meditation Retreat

2015-07-22 That Bird Got My Wings 1:17:46
  Tara Brach
This talk looks at how we are imprisoned by a limited sense of who we are, and how the wings of mindfulness and heartfulness enable us to realize the spirit that is our essence. We then look at how we can bring the wings of freedom to our engagement with others. The talk’s title is the name of a book written by Jarvis Masters, a deeply wise and inspiring African American man currently on death row at San Quentin prison.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2015-07-22 Ways of getting lost - At the Bhikkhunī's Quarters - Directed and Undirected Meditation 44:53
  Akincano Marc Weber
(SN 47.10 / S v 147) Finding the entry to the Spiral Path through the inspiring sign.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 15 to July 31 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2015-07-22 Practicing the Fourth Precept 2 - Empathy 68:35
  Donald Rothberg
In the context of our ethical practice we took a look at a second aspect of speech practice - practicing empathy through an overview and a practice with guidance in the last part of the session. Roughly 68 minutes in duration.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2015-07-21 Precepts: The Gift of Fearlessness 28:24
  Shaila Catherine
This talk is the first in a speaker series titled Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts. It offers an over view of the five precepts (sila) as training tools for bringing mindfulness and restraint into our actions, relationships, and daily life activities. These basic guidelines for living an ethical life, and the power of restraint are as relevant in the modern world as they were in ancient India. Taking care with our actions can be a source of joy and happiness. When our actions are clear, the mind is free from regret, guilt, and remorse; we gain self-respect, self-esteem, and confidence. The four bases of success (iddhipadas) can be used to strengthen these training precepts. With the support of desire, energy, consciousness, and investigation we can fully commit to abstain from unwholesome actions, and develop wholesome states, thereby gaining sovereignty over our own mind.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts

2015-07-21 Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts 3:26:12
This series explores virtue as the indispensable foundation of Buddhist practice. It is structured according to the five training precepts. These precepts are not rules to be followed obediently; rather, they serve as guidelines for the intentional development of compassion, mindfulness and wisdom. These five precepts offer us a joyful method to cultivate the heart, nurture harmony in our relationships, and free the mind from inner forces of greed and hatred that if left unrestrained might cause suffering for ourselves and others.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

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